200HP - 4 Cylinders.
Had a really nice day wandering round the Southampton boat show by myself yesterday, and as usual had a look at the shiny new engines.
I love my old Suzuki DT200EFI, it doesnít even use shocking amounts of fuel in reality, and considering what I paid for it a few years ago now Iíve done well from it. It sounds awesome as well.
However I realise itís getting on now, as it was built in 1998, and although it works fine the EFI system and mechanicals arenít going to stay reliable forever.
Itís big benefit is of course itís weight for a 200HP engine Ė 200Kgs.
Similar power 4 strokes have always been much heavier at @280gks, and even ETECs etc are @250Kgs.
I'm still considering a Diesel re-power, but noticed at the show that there is a new breed of 200HP 4 strokes from Yamaha and Mercury that are 4 cylinder blocks rather than V6ís, and come in at @230Kgs.
Question is, has anyone tried one?
Obviously in automotive circles 200HP from a 4 pot isnít anything outrageous these days, but car engines donít tend to run at near full power for very long.
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